Cooking for One or Two

Please note that this module is not available for continuing education credit.

Category: Aging Smart

One and two person households are the fastest growing segment of the population. According to the US Census Bureau (2010), almost 44% of United States population were single, so you are not alone. In this module, you will learn more about what makes up a nutritious meal, how to plan a nutritious menu using government sponsored tools, tips for meal planning and saving money, and most importantly, food safety.


Ohio State University Extension

Our goal at the Ohio State University is, through our Extension services, to bring the knowledge of the university directly to you so that you may better your lives, businesses, and communities.  To that end, we created the Aging Smart Program, which we hope to continue to grow.  We were fortunate enough to have several OSU Extension Educators contribute to the development of the Aging Smart Program: their names are listed below.

We hope you find this module to be helpful, and will consider taking all of the Aging Smart modules! 

Kathryn Green, M.S.
Ohio State University Extension Educator
OSU Extension: Family and Consumer Sciences

Carmen Irving, M.A., CFLE, CYC-P
Healthy Relationships Program Specialist
OSU Extension: Family and Consumer Sciences

Jennifer Lobb, MPH, RD, LD
Family and Consumer Sciences Educator
OSU Extension: Family and Consumer Sciences


  1. Understand how to use MyPlate to guide food choices.
  2. Learn how to reduce favorite recipes.
  3. Identify strategies for shopping, preparing quick meals, and keeping food safe.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases in some instances, and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with a Module Feedback form. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.